Compare perphenazine vs. Geodon
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Trilafon (perphenazine) is a good medicine for schizophrenia, but it can make you gain weight.
Geodon (Ziprasidone) treats bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and causes fewer side effects than similar medicines. It’s not a good choice if you have heart problems.
- Trilafon (perphenazine) can be much cheaper than other medicines.
- Trilafon (perphenazine) is less likely to cause heart problems or changes in blood pressure.
- Geodon (Ziprasidone) can be used with lithium or valproate to better treat bipolar disorder.
- Geodon (Ziprasidone) can treat agitation in people with schizophrenia by reducing symptoms of anxiety, nervousness, and distress.
- Compared to other antipsychotics, it has a lower risk of weight gain, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia.
- The Geodon (Ziprasidone) capsule is available as a generic.
- The injectable form can treat sudden agitation in schizophrenia when it's not possible to use the capsules.
- It's available as a pill that you take by mouth daily for continuous treatment and as an injection used for short-term treatment of agitation.
- You're more likely to gain weight.
- You can be more sensitive to temperature changes.
- You're more likely to catch colds and flu.
- Elderly people with dementia shouldn’t take Geodon (Ziprasidone).
- You shouldn’t take Geodon (Ziprasidone) if you have a history of heart problems (slow heart rate, recent heart attack, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems). It’s also not safe to take if you have low potassium or magnesium, or are taking medicines that increase the risk of this happening (diuretics).
- You'll need to get blood tests before you start taking Geodon (Ziprasidone).
- It causes slightly less weight gain than similar medicines.
- Can't take Geodon (Ziprasidone) capsules and injections at the same time. Capsules should be used instead of the injection as soon as possible.
- Injection Site Pain9%
- Higher risk of death
People age 65 or older with dementia and psychosis
Drinking alcohol or taking narcotics
- Increased risk of death
Elderly patients with dementia
- Heart problems
History of heart problems
...and 3 more risk factors
- Abnormal and involuntary muscle movements
Duration of treatment
- Risk to fetus
Women of childbearing age